# How do you write an algebraic expression for the phrase: 4 less than 8 times the number of points. Let p represent the number of points?

Aug 2, 2018

color(purple)(=> 4(2p - 1)

#### Explanation:

Let p be the number of points.

8 times the number of points $= 8 \cdot p$

4 less than 8 times the no. of points $= 8 \cdot p - 4$

color(purple)(=> 4(2p - 1)